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How to Test COM Ports and Short Haul Modems

Author: Bruce Smith | Last Updated: 04/15/2021 | Comments: 1

how to test com ports and short haul modems

Has an electrical surge or other event made you concerned that your COM port or short haul modem may not be operating properly? Do you know how to test for this? In this brief article, we’ll look at some simple tests you can perform to... read more

What You Should Know: Improvements to SMSSend()

Author: Dana Worley | Last Updated: 04/09/2021 | Comments: 0

what you should know: improvements to smssend()

Do you currently use SMSSend() in a CRBasic data logger program to send SMS messages through a Campbell Scientific CELL2XX internal or external cellular module? There are some things you should know about the recent improvements we made that affect how SMSSend() works. With the release... read more

Why Do We Need an Algorithm for Rainfall Intensity Correction?

Author: Dirk Baker | Last Updated: 03/05/2021 | Comments: 0

why do we need an algorithm for rainfall intensity correction?

In this article, I’ll explain how errors can occur when measuring the precipitation amount, discuss a correction approach, and demonstrate how an algorithm can be used to design high-quality tipping bucket rain gauges. Introduction Liquid precipitation (rain) is at once one of the simplest measurements mechanically and... read more

Pick a Memory Card, but Not Just Any Memory Card

Author: Carolyn Ivans | Last Updated: 10/23/2020 | Comments: 0

pick a memory card, but not just any memory card

You may already know that you can add external data storage to your data logger with flash-memory cards. But do you know what kind of card you need—or if you even need one? In this article, I’ll answer these and other memory card questions. In... read more

Answers to 5 Common Questions about Storing Data to Memory Cards

Author: Carolyn Ivans | Last Updated: 10/22/2020 | Comments: 3

answers to 5 common questions about storing data to memory cards

You may use CompactFlash or microSD memory cards for external storage of your data logger data, but are you using your cards correctly? In this article, I’ll answer some common questions you may have about memory card usage. Recommended for You: If you haven’t done... read more

Monitoring the Performance of Bifacial Solar PV Panels: Challenges and Opportunity

Author: Ajay Singh | Last Updated: 10/13/2020 | Comments: 0

monitoring the performance of bifacial solar pv panels: challenges and opportunity

When we are faced with challenges, there is often an opportunity for improvement. In this blog article, learn how our engineers redesigned our back-of-module (BOM) temperature sensor to resolve specific challenges that impacted the quality of bifacial solar photovoltaic (PV) panel performance monitoring. Bifacial PV panels... read more

How to Obtain Vibrating-Wire Measurements in Environments with High Electromagnetic Noise

Author: Timothy Jeppsen | Last Updated: 10/07/2020 | Comments: 0

how to obtain vibrating-wire measurements in environments with high electromagnetic noise

In 1997, I had my first introduction to using vibrating-wire piezometers to measure groundwater fluctuations. A large engineering firm was monitoring water level to ensure that construction of a large pipeline through the San Bernardino Mountains was not intruding on the groundwater. I was hired... read more

Why Data-Acquisition Systems Are Key Elements to Solar Projects

Author: Libbie Anderson | Last Updated: 09/21/2020 | Comments: 2

why data-acquisition systems are key elements to solar projects

Solar photovoltaic (PV) monitoring projects often use a variety of sensors to gain information about the site performance and its available resources. To obtain this information, solar-monitoring sensors need to be connected to a database that can collect, evaluate, visualize, and interpret data from all... read more

Making Real-Time Crest Measurements

Author: Mike Nelson | Last Updated: 09/08/2020 | Comments: 0

making real-time crest measurements

There are times during major weather events when we may hear the news reporter indicate the local river is expected to crest in the next 12 hours at an estimated stage level. What is a crest and a stage level, and how do they affect me? Basically,... read more

Weather Solutions for IEC 61724-1 Class A Solar Monitoring Systems

Author: Libbie Anderson | Last Updated: 06/29/2020 | Comments: 0

weather solutions for iec 61724-1 class a solar monitoring systems

For the french version of this blog/pour la version française de ce blogue, suivez ce lien. You may have heard of the IEC 61724-1 standard to promote international uniformity in PV (photovoltaic) system performance monitoring. But why was it created, and what does it mean for you? In... read more

Solutions météorologiques pour les systèmes de surveillance solaire de classe A CEI 61724-1

Author: Libbie Anderson | Last Updated: 06/29/2020 | Comments: 0

solutions météorologiques pour les systèmes de surveillance solaire de classe a cei 61724-1

Peut-être avez-vous entendu parler de la norme IEC 61724-1 visant à promouvoir l’uniformité internationale dans le suivi du rendement des systèmes photovoltaïques (PV). Pourquoi cette norme a-t-elle été établie, et que signifie-t-elle pour vous? Dans cette entrevue avec PES (Power & Energy Solutions), Matt Perry, gestionnaire des produits... read more

Intelligent Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) on Canadian Winter Roads

Author: Alexia Ferrari | Last Updated: 06/25/2020 | Comments: 0

intelligent road weather information systems (rwis) on canadian winter roads

Update - October 10th, 2017: Campbell Scientific Canada's intelligent Road Weather Information System, WeatherBrain, is now available! Learn more about how WeatherBrain optimizes your winter road maintenance program! An Innovative RWIS that automates decision-making Campbell Scientific Canada (CSC) is pleased to announce its intelligent Road Weather... read more

A Quick Comparison of the CR1000X, CR1000, and CR6 Dataloggers

Author: Timothy Jeppsen | Last Updated: 03/19/2020 | Comments: 4

a quick comparison of the cr1000x, cr1000, and cr6 dataloggers

We recently released the CR1000X Measurement and Control Datalogger, and you may be wondering how it compares with our widely used CR1000 datalogger and our innovative CR6 datalogger. If you’re in the market for a new data logger, how do you know which one is... read more

Taking In-Situ Soil Measurements to New Performance Depths

Author: Dirk Baker | Last Updated: 04/17/2019 | Comments: 0

taking in-situ soil measurements to new performance depths

Advances in technology and mechanical design offer vast improvements for those of you who need soil measurements at multiple depths—especially environmental researchers and anyone who works with environmental monitoring networks. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the measurement challenges you may face... read more

How to Easily Test Your Rain Gauge Calibration—and Avoid Errors

Author: Mike Nelson | Last Updated: 02/28/2019 | Comments: 2

how to easily test your rain gauge calibration—and avoid errors

Testing the calibration of your rain gauge is a simple process. But as you know, it’s also easy to introduce problems, such as incorporating simulated data as real data. In this article, we’ll review a useful feature that automates the testing process and can help... read more

Daylight Saving Time and Your Data Logger

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 02/27/2019 | Comments: 9

daylight saving time and your data logger

Do you need to do anything to your data logger or software to compensate for the beginning of daylight saving time? Read this short article to find out! Residents of many parts of North America, and various areas around the world, continue to observe the practice... read more

How to Create Custom Sensors in Short Cut

Author: Jason Ritter | Last Updated: 02/27/2019 | Comments: 2

how to create custom sensors in short cut

Have you ever wanted Short Cut to support more sensors? Although Short Cut supports many sensors, you may have found that the sensor you want to measure is not on the list. What do you do then? How do you add that sensor to your... read more

Campbell Scientific's Journey to Municipal Transportation Solutions

Author: Alison Burton | Last Updated: 02/21/2019 | Comments: 0

campbell scientific's journey to municipal transportation solutions

Municipalities are in need of transportation solutions to improve road safety and keep communities connected through the continuous movement of goods. Campbell Scientific recognizes this need for municipal transportation solutions, where roadside real estate is limited and microclimates are prevalent. Here's what we're doing about... read more

Rain or shine, the Touchscreen Profiles app keeps rugged mobile computer and tablet displays ultra-responsive

Author: Jackson Murphy | Last Updated: 02/13/2019 | Comments: 0

rain or shine, the touchscreen profiles app keeps rugged mobile computer and tablet displays ultra-responsive

Juniper Systems ensures its rugged handheld computer and tablet displays will perform in the working world’s most punishing conditions. The displays on Juniper Systems hardware are tough, bright, and responsive. When you pair the displays with the built-in Touchscreen Profiles application, they maintain responsiveness in... read more

How to Monitor Your Campbell Cellular Modem Data Usage: Part 1

Author: Nathanael Wright | Last Updated: 01/16/2019 | Comments: 2

how to monitor your campbell cellular modem data usage: part 1

Did you know you can monitor your data usage using CRBasic program code on our new data loggers with integrated cellular modems and our external Campbell Scientific brand of cellular modules? In this two-part series, I’ll first show you how to do this in the... read more